Political Science Program News Archive

Dr. Jim White served as the election night analyst for WVNS 59 News on May 10, 2016.

Dr. James White was selected as a member of the Steering Committee for the inaugural Summer Policy Institute to be conducted by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. They had their first meeting January 2016.


Political Science majors Aaron Barnett, Saul Harlow, Emily Hawkins, Hunter Horton, Jesse Jeffries and Elisa Sperandio were selected to participate in the 2015 Frasure-Singleton Legislative Internship program. Students spent one week in February shadowing a member of the WV Senate or House. Students learned about the legislative process, attended committee meetings and public hearings, and sat on the floor during the Legislature’s daily sessions. During the week, they also assisted legislators with issue research, constituent requests, and other legislative tasks. Professor Dr. Sally Howard said. “We were thrilled to have six of our students selected to participate this year. They all came back with great stories and great insight into the workings of state government.”

On January 11, 2015, Dr. James White published an article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail titled, “Are we reaping the benefits of school sports?”

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